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Old 06-09-2011, 09:02 PM
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need pics of the holes so u can see if u can even put tow hooks on? (most sports/edge have them but...still)
yeah, I will investigate. Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:04 PM
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too expensive like...$500 or $5000?
all depends to be honest. if you get lucky at a junk yard, probably towards the lower end of the spectrum. if you go to ford and buy through a stealership, towards the 5g mark. honestly, i couldn't give you a price one way or another since i've never done it myself, just seen pics of people who have.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:11 PM
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all depends to be honest. if you get lucky at a junk yard, probably towards the lower end of the spectrum. if you go to ford and buy through a stealership, towards the 5g mark. honestly, i couldn't give you a price one way or another since i've never done it myself, just seen pics of people who have.
Thanks. I'll look around the internet and decide how to proceed.
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:14 AM
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would be pretty easy with your truck since it has the 4x4 frame. all you need is the drive train parts and some time. wouldn't be too expensive if you just want to keep the stock suspension and put the stock 4x4 components in.
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too expensive like...$500 or $5000?
If only it were that easy...I don't think anyone on this forum has every done this. I would put a straight axle under the front end anyway if you are going to go through the trouble of making it 4wd. Plus 4wds get stuck too.

http://www.ranger forums .com/showthread.php?t=44350

Apparently it is that easy...I've always read that it was more of a pita then it was worth. So why don't more people do this?
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:07 AM
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Default Re: Front towing hooks and bar.

I do not believe the newer 2wds have that cross member up front for the tow hooks to attach to. My 04 2wd did not have them.

I would look into a front hitch. Bolt to the frame and is stronger than tow hooks.
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:45 PM
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I do not believe the newer 2wds have that cross member up front for the tow hooks to attach to. My 04 2wd did not have them.

I would look into a front hitch. Bolt to the frame and is stronger than tow hooks.
Upon further review, touchdown!! I have the holes!! It is doable!
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:26 PM
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I do not believe the newer 2wds have that cross member up front for the tow hooks to attach to. My 04 2wd did not have them.

I would look into a front hitch. Bolt to the frame and is stronger than tow hooks.
XLTs don't have them...only 2wd edges/sports do. Sucks to be us sometimes.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:24 PM
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Need help finding a set of towing hooks. Any good recommendations?
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:36 PM
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pooleo as a set 4 sale pm him
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